The All American Lumberjack Show at Louisiana State Museum- Patterson

A feature event at the Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival
April 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2009

For Immediate Release: February 26, 2009
Contact:
Kathryn Delee, 985.399.1269
Arthur Smith, 504.568.6945

Patterson, LA- Louisiana State Museum- Patterson invites the public to experience Louisiana culture past and present through the “All American Lumberjack Show”…a 30 to 60 minute show produced for fairs and festivals, held multiple times a day. The legend of the lumbering industry lives on by featuring 2 teams and ten exciting lumber jack events in which the public is encouraged to participate. In addition to a variety of demonstrations, participants young and old are taught how to log roll and X-Cut saw by the pros. In between shows, Lumberjacks will take turns chain saw carving, creating small bears, chairs, cactus, mushrooms, and much more to be offered for sale to festival guests. “We are very pleased to host the All American Lumberjack show on our grounds during the Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival,” said Kathryn Delee, Director of LSM-Patterson. “It is an exciting live event that will help to illustrate the Louisiana State Museum’s Cypress Sawmill exhibit and the great Louisiana industry it is based on. It is also a wonderful way to encourage festival guests to tour the museum.”

This show is a new addition to the Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival, which is an annual event held the first weekend of April at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson, La. The proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Louisiana State Museum-Patterson. The Museum features Wendell Williams Aviation Collection and the Cypress Sawmill Collection.

LSM-Patterson is eager to share this unique experience with festival goers and museum visitors alike. All shows will be held behind the Louisiana State Museum Patterson facility, 118 Cotten Road, Patterson, Louisiana. Special presentations for school groups will be held on Friday, April 3rd at 12:30 p.m. Other show times are Saturday, April 4th, 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 5th, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is free of charge during the festival dates. For more information call (985) 399-1268.

The Louisiana State Museum, a complex of national landmarks housing thousands of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisiana's legacy of historic events and cultural diversity, is part of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, which is overseen by Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu. The Museum network includes five properties in the famous French Quarter: the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old U.S. Mint and Madame John's Legacy.  Other sites include Baton Rouge, Patterson, Natchitoches, and Thibodaux.

For more information about the Louisiana State Museum please call 800.568.6968 or visit http://lsm.crt.state.la.us.